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Anxiety and alcoholism are not "mental illnes." Whenever they are termed that way and there is talk of "stigma" and "barriers to treatment" is... more »
Like the removal of pink slime from school lunch programs and rBGH from almost all milk, consumer power clearly works when enough people get mad... more »
When reporters expose drug company marketing that pretends to be grassroots, patients often write emotional responses about how they "really"... more »
A drug that costs $90,000 for a 12-week prescription raises everyone's health care costs--and it appears to be a case of drug company... more »
Some women are telling the FDA advisory committee members that  flibanserin is an important step toward equality. Unfortunately, they are... more »
A lot of kids will read a graphic novel before the will read a book without toons
Yes, thanks for comments. The official reasons for drug therapy supplanting talk therapy are that it is quicker and cheaper. BUT when you are... more »
How can this be legal? This is not "science"--this is treating animals like paper towels. Apparently Henry Harlow lives. The head of NIH... more »
Thank you, Bill. Sadly, there is money in giving elderly in nursing homes antipsychotics depiste their black box warnings for risk of death. "At... more »
Very good piece. The same buzz is starting over eggs. You have to wonder what drives this. Male celebrities of a certain age continue to... more »

Martha Rosenberg's Blog

Gary Younge, a black reporter who grew up in England demonstrates in a moving new book, asks hard... more »
posted 06/10/17
Despite steroid and pain-killer injections, expensive and invasive treatments like spinal fusion,... more »
posted 04/10/17
Thanks to drug safety scandals and new methods of marketing, the bloom has fallen off the... more »
posted 04/05/17

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Posted by Martha Rosenberg | Saturday, 2016-03-12, 12:02
Anxiety and alcoholism are not "mental illnes." Whenever they are termed that way and there is...
Posted by Martha Rosenberg | Wednesday, 2015-09-30, 06:57
Like the removal of pink slime from school lunch programs and rBGH from almost all milk, consumer...
Posted by Martha Rosenberg | Friday, 2015-08-14, 10:31
When reporters expose drug company marketing that pretends to be grassroots, patients often write...

Martha Rosenberg's Work

According to whistleblowers who sold Xolair at Novartis and Genentech--a scheme of kickbacks and bribes, misinformation about Xolair’s approved uses and risks and insurance fraud was used to sell Xolair

After an 18 month investigation into the high cost of Gilead’s hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, the Senate Finance Committee said the prices did not reflect the cost of research and development and that Gilead cared about “revenue” not “affordability and accessibility.”

Drug companies have "bought" opioid favorable guidelines and the FDA continues to approve new opioids. Don't blame patients for the opioid abuse epidemic